Presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. will be speaking in Jackson on Monday, Oct. 2.
Kennedy, who is now expected to run in 2024 as an independent after originally challenging President Joe Biden as a Democrat, will be joining the National Apostolic Christian Leadership Conference (NACLC) at the Two Mississippi Museums. The topic will be religious liberties.
“Kennedy, a presidential candidate, will share his insights on religious liberties and other issues that are critical importance of people of faith,” a release from NACLC said. “As a renowned advocate for social change, his perspective is sure to inspire and provoke thoughtful discussion among attendees.”
Kennedy has been a longtime critic of ending exemptions for mandatory vaccinations, especially when it comes to COVID-19, which has elevated his popularity among religious voters over the last few years.
His view that a business owner should have the right to deny services to a customer if the patron’s requests conflict with the owner’s religious beliefs has also brought him into the spotlight as a voice for religious liberties.
The event at the Two Mississippi Museums will last from 2-4 p.m. and is free to the public.